Mother Of Alton Sterling’s Son Speaks Out Against Dallas Shooting

Quinyetta McMillon, the mother of Alton Sterling‘s son, has spoken out against the fatal attack on police officers during what was supposed to be a peaceful protest in Dalls yesterday. She calls the shootings “reprehensible acts of violence.”

Sterling was killed on Tuesday by police. Video surfaced of Sterling being pinned down by officers outside of a Baton Rouge convenience store. The shooting in Dallas occurred during an anti-police brutality protest were partially motivated by Sterling’s death.

“We wholeheartedly reject the reprehensible acts of violence that were perpetrated against members of the Dallas Police Department. Our hearts break for the families of the officers who were lost as they protected protesters and residents alike during a rally.” – McMillon said in a statement

“Regardless of how angry or upset people may be, resorting to this kind of sickening violence should never happen and simply cannot be tolerated,” McMillon said. “Members of law enforcement have a very difficult job and the vast majority conduct themselves honorably as they protect and serve our communities.”

While McMillon condemns the attack on police, she says that the officers who do violate American’s rights should be held accountable.

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